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🎤 2017 New Year Resolutions
When will I work on that great side project I've been putting off for months?
How will I better market my capabilities for 2017?
How can I eat to live and not live to eat?
These are common questions amongst others that are being asked in the community. Come hear your colleagues share their resolutions for the new year.
🎤 Building repeatable and extendable CRUD applications - Matt Monihan
Many architects today seek to re-invent the wheel when building a new application for a client. As many of you know, there is a wealth of free and paid off-the-shelf software available to construct an application. The question is, how do we create a repeatable system to solve predictable problems?
My aim is to put forth the suggestion that there is a collection of open source technology and inexpensive cloud applications that, when used together, can dramatically lower the cost of ownership for small and medium-sized businesses. This has real impact on providing services for customers that have traditionally been priced out of the market for custom application development.
🎤 Relational databases and Rails - Stephen Pike
Relational databases are underappreciated by software developers starting out in the Rails ecosystem. SevenFifty is a B2B company modernizing the beverage alcohol supply chain, with tens of thousands (but not millions) of users, and for our problem we've made great use of normalization, data integrity, and relational modeling. Let's explore what goes into a schema, what sorts of errors databases can prevent, and a few advanced features that are useful when running a web app.